HC Deb 10 December 1981 vol 14 c484W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to implement part I of the Control of Pollution Act 1974; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Four elements of part I of the Act remain to be implemented: section 1 will be considered again when substantial progress has been made with waste disposal plans; the implications of implementing sections 12–14 are currently under discussion with the local authority associations, and no decision has been taken on a date for implementation; and section 24, on litter, will be implemented when circumstances permit. Pending the implementation of section 24, the "Keep Britain Tidy" group has prepared the "Keep Britain Tidy" system for the use of local authorities.

Section 15 is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.